The Tide Rises . . . as does my backlog

I see a small pile of 1/2 finished entries. My travel schedule is making it difficult these days!

Some good, interesting news from the Medical Society of New Jersey:
May 14, 2007:

Senate Bill No. 2652 and Assembly Bill No. 4182 sponsored by Senator Joe Vitale and Assemblyman Herb Conway, addressed the new policy of reimbursement of childhood immunizations. The bills stated that the reimbursement must reflect the reasonable cost of acquiring, maintaining, and administering childhood immunizations as determined by the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. This bill is in line with MSNJ Resolution 19 which requires MSNJ to seek legislation to assure that insurance companies adequately reimburse for immunizations.

There were also great, important pieces of info about S-CHIP funding and DOBI's legal action against UHC, but this was the best part. I realize it hasn't passed, yet, but I like reading this kind of language:

...a civil penalty to which a health maintenance organization as specified in subsection a. of this section that fails to comply with the requirements adopted by regulation pursuant to that subsection shall be liable, which shall not exceed $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for the second violation, and $10,000 for the third and each subsequent violation...